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Best Albums of the 2010s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 30,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20103,615312,674 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,813234,859 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (191st)
by Bon Iver
20124,056242,260 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (76th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,640216,403 Modern Vampires Of The City (168th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,897152,479 Lost In The Dream (257th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,690169,826 To Pimp A Butterfly (73rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,378117,323 A Moon Shaped Pool (175th)
by Radiohead
20173,36535,924 DAMN. (1,807th)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total33,4541,481,750

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Beach House, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend and Frank Ocean.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:4,882
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:483
Average Rating:  82/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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42.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:4,834
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  79/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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43.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:4,807
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  81/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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44.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,802
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  81/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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45.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:4,801
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  82/100 (510 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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46.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,754
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  71/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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47.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:4,668
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  78/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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48.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:4,503
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  76/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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49.

The Wild HuntSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2010Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:4,228
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  78/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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50.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,213
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  68/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 173 17%
2011 181 18%
2012 152 15%
2013 157 16%
2014 117 12%
2015 114 11%
2016 77 8%
2017 29 3%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
Laura Marling 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Drake 5 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 4 0%
Julia Holter 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 74 7%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 12 1%
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